Stunning value while still hitting great game areas, this combination is a great entry level and first time safari and beach trip.
An intimate and brilliant value luxury tented camp in a good location within the Selous. Game viewing activities include open-sided 4x4 game drives, walking safaris and boating safaris.
Charming and exceptional value, Sunshine Hotel offers simple accommodation on one of the islands best beaches. Located up in Matemwe the hotel also gives guests easy access to Mnemba Island for the islands best diving and snorkelling. Overall a lovely little property that helps make an overall itinerary more affordable.
The North of Tanzania is expensive, and these lodges cover all the good areas, while not breaking the bank!
An affordable Lodge in the Ngorongoro Highlands which is loacated between Ngorongoro and Manyara. We often use this lodge in the highlands as a base to visit nearby villages as well as a game drive in Manyara and the Crater
Opened in 2010, Ewanjan Tented Camp perfectly located in the central Serengeti area of the Seronera Valley, famous for its abundant resident game and large prides of predators. Ewanjan has a great setting away from the crowds, ideal to fully experience the wildlife of this area without constantly meeting another vehicle.
Lovely levels of accomodation and guiding in the North, with a gorgeous and secluded beach break to finish.
Machweo Retreat is the newest addition to Onsea House, its sister property. Onsea House is one of Arusha’s best little properties and Machweo retreat is right next door, replicating the same level of quality in service and rooms. The food here is exquisite and some of the best in east Africa.
Plantation Lodge is probably our favourite coffee plantation in the Ngorongoro Highlands. It’s tranquil, scenic and in a great spot for easy access to the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. The rooms are simple but luxurious and the food is particularly good as they make use of their fine organic vegetable garden. There are other great places such as Gibbs Farm in the area but we feel that Plantation is setting the highest standards at the moment.
Kimondo is a top luxury mobile tented camp. It takes up the two major locations for the great migration over the year - North and South Serengeti. In the north it sits on the Lamai Wedge with only two other camps. This means you get river crossings without the other vehicles. Great food, beautiful tents, engaging guiding.
The best beach lodge in east Africa! As a company we have explored the entire coast and there nowhere that gets near to Ras Kutani. It is ‘bare foot beach luxury’ at its best and comes at fantastic value. It is secluded, private and spectacularly beautiful. Team this with fantastic rooms, lovely food and great service and we have ourselves a champion of beach lodges.
Farm life at Gibbs, great guiding in the Serengeti and an absolute favourite on Zanzibar.
Gibbs farm is a magical place. The surrounding rolling hills offer fantastic views, and the areas rich soil has turned the gardens into a tropical paradise. It really is unique in the respect that it is so rich in flora and fauna, and holds the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater a mere 30 minutes away.
Nomad Tented Camps have evolved from a true passion for guiding safaris here. The quality of guiding and positioning of the camps depending on the seasonal movement of the herds makes for an awesome safari experience. Even the 'light' camps are comfortable and designed with style.
Stunning levels of accommodation throughout. Crater views from your room, private reserve in the Serengeti; this represents best of the best in the North.
There are few luxury properties in and around Arusha, of all these the Arusha Coffee Lodge is the best. Owned and run by Elewana, this property maintains great levels of quality and service. Being located on a working coffee plantation allows a different sort of feel and air to your stay. A stay in Arusha would normally be a one night stop, at most, two. If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then Onsea House or Machweo Retreat would be our first choice and if they are full then Rivertrees is the next best option.
Without doubt one of the top ten hotels in the world. Perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater and with views to die for; people come to Tanzania just to stay here. This is &Beyond’s flag ship property; quirky and something different from other properties on a northern itinerary. &Beyond call it ‘ Masaai meets Versaille’, we find it verging on over the top - but if you can afford it - you must stay here!
Serian Serengeti North is exactly what a safari camp should be. Alex knows the bush like the back of his hand and it’s this kind of knowledge that he demands from his guides and they rise to the challenge with aplomb. It is an adventurous experience with a luxurious edge that no one ever forgets. Our favourite mobile tented camp in Kogatende
Singita Faru Faru is one of our very favourite lodges. Run by Singita, the lodge is the lovechild of Paul Tudor Jones (a billionaire who runs them as his playthings!) and Faru Faru can be counted as probably the best safari lodge Tanzania. One of three of their supreme properties (Sasakwa and Sabora being the others) it forms part of the private Grumeti Reserves, situated in the west of the Serengeti. Yet because it’s a private park you can night drive, horse-ride and walk. A modern interpretation of a classic safari lodge, it has intimacy, luxury and excellent guiding in spades.
The finest of &Beyond....crater, luxury mobile tents in the Serengeti and the best beach lodge in Tanzania.
Serengeti under Canvas is one of the most luxurious mobile tented camps in the Serengeti, owned and run by &Beyond who are one of the top safari companies in Tanzania in terms of guide quality and luxury. The camp is very mobile, tracking the migration at all times of the year in a small intimate camp.
Travel writers have often named Mnemba as one of the top beaches in the world, certainly in Africa. Mnemba is the ultimate definition of barefoot luxury, one of the few places where you can snorkel straight off the beach and onto pristine reef. Owned and run by &Beyond, the food and service is top class- however, all this does come an eye watering cost…
Great authentic safari camps with a super luxurious pampering and beautiful views to finish.
Oliver’s Camp is our favourite camp in the Tarangire National Park. It is a lovely, friendly, rustic camp in probably the best game viewing area in the park. It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re interested in a real, authentic safari experience. Providing that you go between July and November, this camp offers one of the best experiences on the northern circuit.
This is one of the more luxurious permanent lodges in the Serengeti offering a wide range of safari experiences, including night drives and walking safaris, with superb guides. Since it is just outside the park itself there is the chance to be away from other tourists. We really love the position of the lodge; sitting raised on a hill with fantastic views into the Serengeti eco system. The service and guiding at Kleins is some of the best in Tanzania, hardly surprising as it is owned and run by &Beyond.
A bit of everything here! Grand luxury to start, river crossings, and ending in one of the most remote locations in Tanzania.
The south of the Serengeti was crying out for a top permanent lodge and now it has one. With an amazing location above a rocky gorge and eight classically styled tented rooms, Mwiba is a top luxury lodge.
Lamai Serengeti is an absolutely fantastic lodge. It is of the highest quality and probably boasts the best service in the region. It sits upon the Kogakuria Kopje, with breathtaking views down onto the Lamai wedge. It is like a breath of fresh air when compared to a lot of luxurious safari camps with its quirky style and incredible location.
Greystoke is one of the best lodges in Africa, there is really nowhere else like it and the game experience is very different – trekking in the Mahale Mountains for Chimpanzees! Lake Tanganyika is an ancient lake and the second largest by volume in the world. The main thatched building sits on the white beach and the 6 bandas are hidden into the edge of the undergrowth with incredible views out onto the water. It’s not cheap but if you have travelled all this way then you simply must stay at this lodge.
Chada is one of the most remote lodges we use in Tanzania, located in the Katavi National Park, one of the wildest game experiences in Tanzania. There are a handful of lodges in the park and this is by far the best property, run by Nomad Tanzania who are famous for their adventurous camps with some very good guiding and management. A stay at Chada is often complimented with a stay in neighbouring Mahale National Park at the other famous Nomad property- Greystoke.
A standard Selous Zanzibar trip. There can be some good honeymoon deals here.
Previously known as Amara Selous, Azura Selous has become a transformed lodge under the luxury brand Azura. The accommodation is of a high standard, with the bonus of air conditioning (one of the only camps with this in Selous) and the rooms being constructed with both canvas and stone and looking out onto the Ruaha River.
Great honeymoon option for those looking for a good value luxury camp and secluded beach resort.
High end Northern circuit focusing on the central plains, famous for cheetah, followed by the best value private island in Africa!
Namiri Plains is a must to any cheetah enthusiast. The cheetah numbers here are vast and there’s plenty of everything else too. Being owned by Asilia, Namiri Plains will most certainly deliver a world class safari experience.
Fanjove is the most exciting new beach destinations in Tanzania in recent years - a superb beach and an absolute Robinson Crusoe experience.
Rustic yet reliable, this comnination is winner for those who are interested in animals but don't need chandeliers. Simple beach lodge with good beach to finish.
Lake Manze is a genuinely fantastic yet simple safari camp. It has a prime position on the edge of a beautiful lake and is within shouting distance of pods of bathing hippo. No electricity in the lodge gives it a rustic edge, yet its comfort and charm give it an old world gravitas that other camps can’t touch. The camp is not about five star luxury, but in terms of safari and value for money, there are none better.
Mdonya is without doubt the best value camp in Ruaha National Park. It has that same charm and character of its famous sister camp in the Selous, Lake Manze Tented Camp. Mdonya may be basic and simple but this is what Ruaha is all about. It is a fierce and wild park and Mdonya is in a very wild area of it. With its great location you can rely on there being quality game viewing and you don’t necessarily need to spend that extra cash if luxury is not your priority. Mdonya and has always delivered and we have a lot of faith in this little camp.
Stunning beach-safari-beach of the Southern parks. Fantastic accommodation throughout and beach lodges focusing on getting away from the crowds.
Siwandu reigns supreme in our opinion. It has a fantastic location, great guides and gorgeous tents offering every luxury in a truly authentic style. Discreetly tucked amongst the palm trees on the banks of Lake Nzerakera, it has everything you could want in a safari holiday and is definitely our number one tented camp in the Selous.
Jongomero is an absolutely exceptional safari camp. It is one of our favourites in the whole of Tanzania, which is not a compliment we hand out easily. It is the most luxurious camp in the park as well as offering fantastic service, the most remote location and guiding so good it borders on genius. Jongomero really is a firm favourite and one we highly recommend.
A blockbuster of an itinerary. Finest lodges throughout, with safari time split between river crossings and a private reserve. Private island on the beach to end....
Singita own some of the finest and most luxurious lodges in Africa; Singita Mara Tented Camp is the latest arrival opening in October 2012 on the banks of the Mara River.
Horsriding is possible with this one! Best permanent camp for the river crossings and the a big hitter on Zanzibar with fantastic facilities.
The Manor is luxury defined. It pushes boundaries in terms of making that extra effort to make sure their guests are stress free and completely pampered. The stunning Ngorongoro Highlands surround The Manor and leave the guests in a permanent state of awe and tranquillity.
Baraza is one of the most luxurious hotels on Zanzibar. It transcends traditional expectations of a beach hotel and provides a phenomenal service that offers its guests every creature comfort and more! It boasts one of the finest beaches on the island and combines this with some incredible facilities. You are in very safe hands with this top end beach resort.
Chimp trekking in the West of Tanzania is the focus here; while stopping at the best two lodges in the South on the way there. This is a very good safari trip, nicely away from the crowds.
Beho Beho has been blessed with one of the most sublime views in the Selous game reserve. It provides its guests with every luxury and more, whilst over looking a huge area of true wilderness. The lodge consists of 9 stone bandas (the panoramic view comes free) that are not left wanting in terms of providing their guests with every comfort possible. The food, guiding and service are all of the very highest standard.
Magnificent beach lodges sandwich a short safari in one of the best lodges in the Selous. This is a classy trip.
Sand Rivers Selous is an adventurous barefoot luxury lodge in the quieter area of the Selous Game Reserve. Owned by Nomad Tanzania, who have camps in pretty much every park in Tanzania, this is one of their top properties and it’s great for those seeking adventure in the wilderness, with lots of walking safari, excellent fly camping and boating up to Steiglers Gorge.
Simple and rustic safari, no electricity for added atmosphere! Larger hotel on Zanzibar that has great facilities and excellent for families.
Breezes is exceptional value for money. It may be a large hotel but it delivers a trusty and excellent product. It is our favourite in the ‘large hotel’ category and perfect for families and honeymooners alike. Having been running for longer than most of the other properties on the island you can expect the years of experience to shine through. The facilities are great and the lovely long pristine beach makes its size all worthwhile.
Excellent value adventurous safari in great game areas, followed by a classic and reliable hotel on Zanzibar.
Authentic safari lodges, Mwagusi being the oldest and most famous in the park. Client favourite on the beach to end.
Impala Selous is placed right on the banks of the Rufiji River, in an incredible position for spotting the local inhabitants. It’s not nearly as expensive as its extremely luxurious competitors but very close in terms of service. The raised tents offer every comfort, with two of them being adjoining ‘family’ tents. A very friendly camp, great for children and offering the best of the Selous.
A fantastic camp situated in the remote wilderness of the Ruaha National Park. It has a formidable reputation as a true safari camp that offers its guests a very authentic experience. It offers a ‘rustic luxury’ that gives you everything you need in a true Tanzanian style. Run by the inimitable Chris Fox, who has spent his entire life in the park; it’s real safari, in a great park with awesome guides. It helps that the food and service are also brilliant.
Some of the best value camps we do, still all in the exact right place for the best game, but no whicstles and bells with this one.
The Serengeti offering from the Kirurumu brand, Kirurumu Serengeti Camp is a great value mobile tented camp. The camp moves between Seronera and Ndutu while a second camp runs from June through to October in Kogatende. It's a very good camp in its own right but if you're looking to see Mara River crossings without blowing the budget this camp stands out head and shoulders above the rest.
Slight upgrade to Manze but still a great rustic safari with a larger hotel on Zanzibar that has great facilities and excellent for families.
If you're looking for a shorter trip with good luxury, then this is a great option. Both these lodges are favourites with clients over the years. You cannot go wrong with these camps!
A wonderful safari in the South of Tanzania with the best lodges in the park and ending on Zanzibar
A wonderful safari in the North of Tanzania ending on Zanzibar
An absolute favorite of ours, this newcomer has set a new standard on Zanzibar. The beach here is very, very good and the luxurious and spacious private villas are perfect for families and honeymooners alike. If it can be afforded, it should absolutely be top of your list on Zanzibar.
A safari to 2 seperate areas of the Serengeti to see the migration using cheaper lodges
Designed to suit friends and families alike, Singita Serengeti House features comfortable, carefree interiors and a relaxed, unpretentious ambience. Simple classic furniture combining bleached raw woods and a palette of white, ebony and ivory delivers a modern yet quintessentially African feel.
Kiota Camp is set in the central Serengeti allowing for fantastic year round game viewing, especiallty if your interested in searching for the big cats at any time of the year. The Camp itself is relativly simple but offers an authentic safari experience, sleeping under canvas in the middle of the Serengeti, surrounded by wildlife, is what life at Kioto Camp is all about.
A safari to 2 seperate areas of the Serengeti to see the migration using classic camps
Olakira is one of the finest mobile camps in the Serengeti. It follows the same route as Serian in that it moves twice a year. From July to November they’re in the north of the Serengeti in the Karatu region. Then from December to March they move back down to fantastic spot in the Ndutu plains. At Olakira you are guaranteed great guiding, lovely food and a luxurious but authentic safari camp. Its position in the north is unbeatable as you can actually see the river crossing from the comfort of the camp.
A safari to 2 seperate areas of the Serengeti to see the migration using Premier camps
A safari to 2 seperate areas of the Serengeti to see the migration using Expert camps
The Holy Trinity. Best value luxury in the South. Beautiful lodges, two safari parks, remote beach. If you stay at all these lodges then there are fantastic deals available.
3 top quality lodges- an excellent honeymoon option. The Southern parks followed by the best on Zanzibar.
Kilindi is run by the very reputable Elewana. Originally privately owned and built to be Zanzibar’s new big thing, Elewana has done a great job at keeping it a top property. Management has reformed Kilindi to be the best two person accommodation on Zanzibar. The pavilions are what make Kilindi, with the two private plunge pools, massive bathrooms and bedrooms and great views.
Why beat around the bush? This trip is all you need. Best safari lodge in the Selous, best beach lodge in Africa.
Selous and Ruaha camps for those who love safari! Lots of walking safari with this one; guided by some of the finest walking specialists.
Affectionately called the Big C, this trip takes in all the Southern parks, as well as the West on Tanzania. Expect every safari experience possible, swathes of Africa to yourself, and crowned by chimps in the wild.
Good value Northern itinerary, with camps in all the right places; but the emphasis is on safari, not luxury.
The new Maramboi Tented Lodge is set in a picturesque location between the Tarangire and Lake Manyara ecosystems, allowing for a very unique opportunity to view the wildlife in this little visited area. Set within the private managed corridor that also has the up-market Chem Chem and Manyara Ranch. Maramboi is a cost effective lodge for those keen on visiting Tarangire who prefer to avoid the bustle of the northern areas of the park and want to keep costs down.
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